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Tanzania safari

The most popular Tanzania safari is the Northern Circuit – a classic mix of the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park and Lake Manyara. Set within easy travelling distance of each other, these destinations guarantee you a wide diversity of landscapes and animals – including the wildebeest migration if your timing is right. You’ll enjoy a combination of local flights and overland transfers to get around.

Yet many of Tanzania’s best safari destinations lie off the beaten path. There is chimpanzee tracking in the magical Mahale Mountains and giant wildlife reserves like Ruaha and the Selous to explore, each packed with animals but attracting only a fraction of the visitors who go to the Serengeti.

We also feature Tanzania safaris in combination with Kenya’s Masai Mara, assuring you migration drama in one area and crowd-free game viewing at another. And for travellers who feel like a bit of indulgence after their Tanzania safari, we have itineraries that include an Indian Ocean beach holiday on dazzling Zanzibar – something highly recommended for romantic travellers.

Browse our Tanzania safari range below; tried-and-trusted itineraries that are ready to go. If you’d like a more personal approach then simply contact us and we’ll tailor-make a Tanzania safari based on your needs and budget.

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Top Experiences

Greatest concentrations of animals

1. Catch the Migration

Tanzania’s fabled Serengeti is the backdrop to some of the migration’s most dramatic episodes – the birthing season, great treks & crocodile-dodging river crossings. You’ll need to book early for the best months.

2. Spot the Big 5

Spot the Big 5 Looking for Africa’s easiest Big 5 viewing? The Ngorongoro Crater is home to lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino & leopard & it’s not unusual to see them all in a drive or two.

3. Meet the Maasai

Join your guide on a tour into the local community to meet village elders, swop stories & learn about life in big game country. You may get the chance to join a traditional ‘jumping dance’!

4. Hit the Beach

Enjoy a luxurious Indian Ocean beach holiday & excellent diving at a mainland resort or exotic Zanzibar. It gets even more exclusive on Pemba, Mafia & Mnemba islands.

5. Track Chimpanzees

Travel to Tanzania for one of Africa’s wildlife secrets: encounters with wild chimpanzees in the magnificent Mahale Mountains and Gombe Stream. You’ll also spot forest animals & birds & enjoy sunset cruises on Lake Tanganyika.

6. Visit Africa’s Great Lakes

Home to tree-climbing lions, Lake Manyara offers game viewing, birding & boat trips but head for the lush forests of Lake Tanganyika & Lake Victoria for chimp tracking adventures.

7. Travel off the Beaten Path

Whether it’s the vast Selous Reserve or East Africa’s biggest elephant herds at Ruaha Park, there’s always something away from the crowds in Tanzania. Wild places, wonderful accommodation & virtually private game viewing.

8. Hike up Mt Kilimanjaro

Africa’s highest peak is more than a bucket-lister: you’ll hike through an ever-changing landscape & make lifelong friends on the way. Different routes cater for different abilities – ask us for more information.

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